The Mission of the Rye Town Sustainability Committee is to advocate for a more sustainable future through public participation and inter-municipal collaboration. The committee will educate Rye Town residents and develop policies that will assist community members to adopt more sustainable practices. This will reduce the Town of Rye's carbon foot print and protect its natural beauty. Like us on Facebook!
Pamela Jaffee, Chairman of the Sustainability Committee
The Town will follow through with the Mission through the following Commitments:
Governor Cuomo's Reforming NYS's Energy Vision
The Town of Rye is a Climate Smart
The Sustainability Committee has
undertaken a number of commitments to make our community more green and healthy
Pledged to become a
Developing a Community Climate Action plan
audits: Conducted energy audits of local government buildings
Lights: Upgrading street lamps on Town properties to LED lighting
bottle-filling fountains: To be installed at Crawford Park in the Spring of 2018
Placed recycling and trash bins at Rye Town park and Crawford Park in pairs to
encourage proper recycling practices.
Revising purchasing policies to integrate a variety of social good
initiatives: green purchasing;
“piggybacking” to limit expensive procurement practices; MWBE utilization; Section
the use of disadvantaged residents in projects funded by Community Development
Block Grant monies;
Providing resources to residents via the Town of Rye website and social media
to encourage environmentally-responsible behaviors. Please visit our Facebook Page
Curbside Recycling Rules
Villages in the Town of Rye have
“dual-stream recycling.” This means paper waste (paper, magazines, newspapers,
boxes, etc.) must be placed separate from
commingled waste (hard plastic containers, metal cans and foil, glass, and
Click here to view and download recycling guides in English and
Plastic dos and don’ts -- > Westchester County
How Do I Recycle…?
Disposing of some items is tricky.
Batteries, printer cartridges, plastic bags, CFL light bulbs, etc., can all be
recycled or disposed of safely when you know ho!
Refer to these resources for
answers to all your recycling questions:
What about Ewaste and other Hazardous Waste?
Many types of waste cannot be recycled curbside, and it is also illegal to put them in the trash. These hazardous wastes include electronics (TVs, computers, personal electronic devices), automotive fluids, pesticides, swimming pool chemicals, tires, etc. Read the full list here:
Ewaste can be dropped off at the Department of Public Works in Port Chester at:
82 Fox Island Road, Port Chester
M-F 7:30-11:30am and 12:30-3pm
Sat 7:30-11:30am (April 1 – Dec 1)
Ewaste and other Hazardous materials can also be dropped off by appointment at the County recycling facility in Vallhalla, which also accepts expired or unused medications:
15 Woods Road, Vallahalla
Schedule an appointment at www.westchestergov.com/hmrf or call (914) 813-5425
You do everything you can to keep your family and pets healthy, but what about your lawn? Could fertilizers and pesticides be harmful to you, your children and your pets? Come and learn about alternatives to traditional toxic lawn chemicals to make your lawn healthy and beautiful!
Hands-on gardening and composting workshop during which you’ll:
• Learn ways to grow nutritious food at home with the focus on 'healthy soil'.
• Explore composting methods that turn your food waste into 'black gold' for your plants.
• Lessons include worm composting, seed starting and gardening without chemical inputs.
• Suitable for all ages (there will be worms ;-)).
Have you considered buying a hybrid or electric car but want to know more before taking the plunge?
Guest Speaker: Ron Kamen
Ron is the Co-founder of EarthKind, Ron’s passion is clean energy. He brings decades of expertise to developing partnerships between governments, non-profits, businesses, and communities, catalyzing clean energy programs and projects to create a better, more sustainable world.
Thursday, October 11th @ 7pm
Carver Center, 400 Westchester Ave, Port Chester
THE FUTURE IS HERE!
Some Benefits of choosing electric vehicles:
* Greater efficiency and performance
* Easy maintenance – no oil changes ever
* Reduced cost: state and local tax credits/rebates available
* Better for our air and the environment!